- An Atlanta prosecutor says a street gang has been targeting the homes of athletes and celebrities.
- The alleged crimes in the indictment include shootings and home invasions.
- Mariah Carey and the Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley had their homes broken into.
An Atlanta prosecutor says a street gang has been targeting the homes of athletes, influencers, and celebrities like Mariah Carey, according to The Associated Press.
On Monday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis detailed the alleged crimes committed by members of the Drug Rich gang which include carjacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, shootings, and home invasions.
“What they do is target people who show their wealth on social media,” Willis said. “So I do have a message for the public: Where it is kind of fun to put your things on social media and show off, unfortunately, these gangs are becoming more savvy, more sophisticated in the way that they target you.”
The 220-count indictment listed Carey, Marlo Hampton of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Atlanta United player Brad Guzan, and the Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley as having their homes broken into.
On July 24, Hampton posted a video about the ordeal on Instagram, saying four armed men broke into her home.
“We have to be careful and think hard when sharing where we are,” she said.
The indictment was filed on August 22 and charges 26 people, most of whom are accused of violating Georgia’s anti-gang and racketeering laws.
Willis said mitigating violent gang activity is a priority for her department.
“I am not going to negotiate with gang members. I am not going to allow pleas,” she said. “We are going to find you, we are going to convict you and we’re going to send you to the prison for the rest of your days, and I’m not apologizing for that.”
Reps for Carey, Hampton, Guzan, and Ridley did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.